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    By Marcie

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    From the Iditarod website, I pick as many mushers as I have students. I choose the ones that will most likely be in the top finishers, as well as any other interesting mushers. (Some girls just insist on having the women mushers). We put all the mushers names in a hat, and then each student draws a musher. Then they are responsible for checking their mushers progress on the internet each day.

    We get a large map of Alaska and trace the route. Then each day we update it with the leader or any other information. At certain points in the race, prizes are given. Whoever has the musher that wins the prize, gets a small treat. (There is even the Red Lantern Award for the last musher to cross the line in Nome). It is quite exciting and the whole school gets into it. Each year, a video is made about the previous year's race. They are really good.

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